College Professor of Distinction, Professor of Geography and Faculty Research Associate, Program on International Development, Institute of Behavioral Science

John O'Loughlin received his Ph.D. in Geography from the Pennsylvania State University in 1973. His research interests are in the geographic analysis of conflict including the relationship between climate/environmental change and conflict as well as in the political geography of the post-Soviet Union, including Russian and Ukrainian geopolitics, Eurasian de facto-states, and ethno-territorial nationalisms. He has also published on the diffusion of democracy and the electoral geography of Nazi Germany. He is editor-in-chief of Eurasian Geography and Economics. He teaches undergraduate classes in Political Geography, World Regional Geography, Geographies of Global Change, and the former Soviet Union, and graduate classes in Political Geography. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the International Affairs undergraduate program. He also serves on the National Geographic Society's Committee on Research and Exploration.

Link to 2013 solo bike ride across the US

Current Courses

Geography 4712: Political Geography (Spring 2016)

Geography 1982: World Regional Geography (Fall 2015)

Geography 4100: Conflicts in the former Soviet Union (Spring 2015)